PMW GALLERY


SHARP, SUSAN

Lit    
oil and acrylic on wood panels   48 x 60"
2011







Etruscan Dream
oil on wood panels   48 x 61"
2010







Borderlands
oil on fifteen wood panels   55 x 95 x 4"
2009







Antevasin
oil and mixed media on three wood panels
45 x 120 x 4"







Aerial #6
oil on two wood panels  20 x 32"
2011







Aerial #1
oil on wood panel   24 x 23"
2010






Aerial #7
oil and acrylic on wood panels  36 x 72"
2011







Aerial #4
oil on wood panel  24 x 23"
2010








Aerial #3
oil on wood panel  24 x 25"
2010







Aerial #2
oil on wood panel  25 x 24"
2010





ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“I live my life in growing orbits,

which move out over the things in the world.

Perhaps I can never achieve the last

but that will be my attempt. “ 

        Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Mixed medium  paintings are generated by flowing wet paint on smooth surfaces.

Working flat ,dense and translucent personal topographies are created.

The pooling of fluid paint  in combination with  circuitous linear movement

suggests but never defines. Connections drawn in the spaces between pull, twist, invert

upside down , inside out , pulse into inner dimensions

RESUME

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010    “Borderlands” , Heidi Cho Gallery, NYC,NY

2007    “Four/Play”, Silvermine Gallery,New Canaan, CT

2002    “Fellowship Exhibition,” CT Commission Gallery, Hartford, CT

2002   “ Fluidity and Fantasy,” Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

2001   “Fluidity and Fantasy,” Housatonic Museum of Art, Housatonic Community   College

1999   “ Meditations on Water,” Walter Wickiser Gallery, NY, NY

1999   “Two Contemporary Painters” , John Slade Ely, New Haven, CT                                

1997   “Surround,” Reece Gallery, NYC, NY

1995   “Mining the Garden,” Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery, NYC, NY

1992   “Water and Memory,” Soho 20, NYC, NY

1992   “Abstract Connections,” Hays Gallery, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT

1983   “Winners CT Painters and Sculptors,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

 

Selected Group Exhibition 

2012        Ground Truth; Navigating Identities, Housatonnic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

2011         Invited Artists, Paul Clabby, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

2011       “ Gathering”    Fresh Paint, Culver City, LA, California

2009      "Lush"   , Sacred Heart University Gallery ,Fairfield, CT

2009      "Elsewhere"   Curated Exhibit, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, CT

2009       Architectural Digest Show, Pier 93, NYC, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art

2008       "Works on Paper",  Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2008       " Why Not ?,"  WCA of CT, Housatonic Museum of Art,  Bridgeport, CT

2008       Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan , CT

2008       Uncommon Ground, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2008       Red Dot, NYC, Anelle Gandelman Fine Art

2007      “Lineal Investigations”, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

2006       “Selected Works”, EO Art Lab, Chester ,CT

2006       ” Art of the Northeast”, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2005        “Scope” Basel Miami, Heidi Cho Gallery

2006       “ Science and Culture” , Silvermine Gallery, New Cannan, CT

2004       “ A Coat Of”    Heidi Cho Gallery, NYC, NY

2000       “ Building on a Legacy,” Housatonic Museum of Art, Housatonic Community                  

2000         “New Art Annual ,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT,            

2000        “Eight Painters,”  ,Painting Center, NYC, NY                           

1998      “ Three Abstract Painters,” Nancy Moore Gallery, NYC, NY

1996       “Looking East,” Butters Gallery, Portland, OR

1995       “Kouros Gallery Biennial,” Kouros Gallery, NYC, NY

1993      “Fragile Power Exploration of Memory,” curated by Harvard Professor

                Dr. Daniel Schacter, Newton Art Center, Newton, M


Selected Awards

2002  $5000 grant in painting from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts

2000   Top Painting award,” New Art Annual,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

2002   Pillar of the Community Award, Housatonic Community College Foundation

 

Education

1960-62    Syracuse University

1962-64    B.S. University of Hartford

1972-73    Housatonic Community College

1979-81    Yale University Seminars

 

Teaching

Silvermine School of Art  faculty

Private Seminars in Studio

 

Selected Public Collections

State of CT, Superior Courthouse, Stamford, CT

Spinnaker Co. for Norden Technology Corporate Lobby

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Allied Office Supplies, Clifton, NJ

Trenwick Corporation, Stamford, CT

Professor Daniel Schacter, Harvard University

Chase Manhattan Bank, NY, NY

General Electric Corp., Fairfield, CT

Kenakopp Corp., Cleveland, OH

Huntington Bank, Columbus, OH

Pullman/Comley, LLC, Bridgeport,CT

Kidder Peabody Corp., NY, NY

Town of Fairfield, Fairfield, CT

Blase Manufacturing, Stratford, CT

 

Selected Bibliography

“Time to Play”, Review by Abby Luby, The Advocate and Greenwich    Times,January 14, 2007

“Fluidity and Fantasy,”Review by Pat Rosoff, Art New England, April 2002

“Fluidity and Fantasy At NCC Gallery,” Review by L.P.Streitfeld, The Advocate and Greenich Time, Sunday, February 17, 2002

“65 Artists at Work in Stamford Show,” Dominick Lombardi, New York Times, Connecticut Section Art Review, Sunday, March 26, 2000

“ Two Abstract Painters in a Domestic Space Under Restoration ,”William Zimmer

New York Times, Connecticut Section Art Review, Sunday, January 24, 1999

“Abstract show pairs the ferocious with the organic,” Judy Birke, New Haven Register , Sunday, January 24, 1999

“Angles, Contents: The Meaning of a Box,” William Zimmer, New York Times, Connecticut Section Art Review, April 13,1997

“Fragile Power:  Exploration of Memory,” Professor Daniel Schacter, Newton Arts Center Catalogue, October, 1993

“ A Year of Distinction, Diversity, Vitality.” Jude Schwendenwien, Hartford Courant, Sunday, December 27, 1992:

“James Fox: Gallery Reviews,” Art and Antiques, Summer, 1992

 


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